Bygones of Monroe:
Death of a Monroe County Soldier at Richmond
We are pained to announce the death of Royal L. Potter of Ash, in the Libby Prison at Richmond on the 9th instant. Mr. Potter belonged to the 24th Michigan and was taken prisoner at Fredericksburg. Nothing definite is known as to his disease, but it is supposed to have been typhoid fever. There were two young men of his regiment from his neighborhood, with him in the prison – Daniel D. Webster, and one by the name of Knapp.
Mr. Potter was a well to do farmer in Ash, and in going into the army, could have been actuated by no motives but pure patriotism. He leaves a wife, and we presume children, besides a very large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. We understand some effort is being made to recover his remains; but we presume they will prove unavailing.
(Monroe Commercial, January 22, 1863, Page 3, Column 1)